Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Koi in a Kanazawa Catchment

Koi in a Kanazawa Catchment, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

Koi find their way, I assume by human hand, into many of Japan's seemingly haphazard waterways, catchments, ponds, and concrete rivers.

I wonder who decides to introduce Koi into a catchment like this? What time requirements does it take? Do they need permission from the city? Which leads to the question, is this even city property? (It was next to a shrine, it could have been on their property although it appears to be city infrastructure.) If someone illegally introduces koi into a place like this, what actions are taken by the city?

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